Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In The Cookie Jar - Week Seven...

This weeks recipe:

Chocolate Crinkles

found on Allrecipes.com

I always think of Chocolate Crinkles as a Christmas cookie, but yesterday morning as I was running out of the house to play chauffeur to the kids and their school schedules, I remembered that I had forgotten to find a cookie recipe. I wanted to go to the store while I was out instead of having to make a second trip, but I had already turned off the computer (in an effort to be a bit more energy conscious when I'm not at home), so I had to rely on recipes that I had printed out in the past. This was the first one that I came across and Owen was completely on board when I asked him if he thought these would be ok for this week!

They're delicious!

Too good, really...

A warning if you're considering making them:

They are messy!!

Messy to make and messy to eat!

These will not be getting packed in school lunches.

The kids each had one when the first cookie sheet came out of the oven and by the time they took their last bites, they were covered in powdered sugar!


Be sure to read the reviews before you make this recipe. There are some great and useful bits of information to be found!

I didn't realize until I was halfway through baking them that placing the dough in the freezer between each baking would help with rolling them out.

Next time, I will be sure to read the reviews first!

If you like chocolate, you'll love these!
They are perfectly fudgy and chewy!
Worth the mess in making them, for sure!



To see previous In The Cookie Jar posts click here!


aura said...

YUM those look SO good! I'm not much of a baker or a sweets girl but I think I might try my hand at these.

Dallin said...

Those are my FAVORITE!!!

Martha said...

I love chocolate crinkles too and discovered an even easier way to make them last Christmas by using a chocolate cake mix. They were so easy and a hit on the holiday Christmas Cookie Tray.

Here's the recipe:

Easy Chocolate Crinkles Cake Mix Cookies

1 package (18.25 ounces) plain devil’s food cake mix
1/3 cup water or room temperature coffee
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 large egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (for rolling)

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, water or coffee, melted butter, and egg with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to make sure all ingredients are well combined, then beat on medium speed for 1 more minute. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dough is well chilled, at least 4 hours.

When you are ready to bake your cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Alternatively grease cookie sheets with shortening or nonstick cooking spray.

Place confectioner’s sugar in a shallow dish. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls into the sugar and roll in sugar to coat as you shape them into balls.

Place on lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies 10 to 12 minutes, until they are set but still slightly soft in the center. Do not overbake.

Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let the cookies rest on the cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer the cookies with a spatula to wire racks to cool completely.

For snowier looking cookies, dip them in confectioner’s sugar again once they are cool.

Karla said...

Aura - you should! They're great! :) Let me know how you like them!

Teri - learned something new about you! :) I'll make them just for you the next time you're here!

Martha - you ROCK!! Thanks for taking the time to type all of that out! I will definitely try your recipe! :)